BC Fest program to be launched in May – still time to offer a tour

The second VIC backcountry festival will happen at Hotham over the weekend of September 7 and 8. It’s going to be awesome. We will be launching the program in mid May, including the speaker’s program, and already have a fantastic line-up of people presenting.

There is still time to offer to lead a tour. Please get in touch if you’re keen: cam.walker@foe.org.au

The 2nd Victorian backcountry festival will feature:

  • Two days of clinics, tours, workshops.

We already have tours planned which cover snow shoeing, XC, alpine touring, telemark and splitboarding to destinations like Mt Loch, Dargo Bowl and other sidecountry destinations. There are a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced tours planned.

Skillshares will cover things like avalanche safety, ski mountaineering, snow camping and navigation.

  • There will be an extended speaker’s program, with great presentations on women and the backcountry, a human powered crossing of Antarctica, and ski mountaineering in the European Alps.
  • Demos, info stalls and an outdoor bar (in a spectacular backcountry location, requiring a short skin or walk in).
  • There will be 2 day avalanche courses (AST 1) available before and after the festival, delivered by Alpine Access Australia.
  • The festival will be followed by a 3 day campout to test new skiing and riding skills on Mt Feathertop (Sept 9 – 11).

The festival is presented by Mountain Journal & Mountain Sports Collective with the support of Hotham Lift Company and many groups & businesses. Check the website for full details.

All welcome. $10 registration (You can register here. Pre registration really helps with planning).

If you’d like to get involved in the festival, please check here.

Facebook page for the event available here.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Cam
    I just registered for the backcountry weekend thru Eventbright but put in the wrong email
    I think I put kayandnigel@gmail.com
    Should have been nigelandkay@gmail.com
    Can you please follow up on it
    Nigel Walker

    [Thanks Nigel, I’ll fix it up, regards Cam]
    [Thanks Nigel, I’ll fix it up, regards Cam]
    P.S I used to run Green.tv and Wild Films if you remember
    Now own The Bike Hire Company in Beechworth


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